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Gary McSheffrey eyes departure from Birmingham City

Gary McSheffrey
McSheffrey has only played a handful of games this season

Birmingham's Gary McSheffrey admits he has no future at the club after playing only a limited role so far this season.

The 27-year-old winger has started only one Premier League game and two Carling Cup ties this season but insists he has had no row with manager Alex McLeish.

"As far as my future at Birmingham is concerned, I'd say that I don't have one," he said.

"Last year, the manager made it clear that he was willing to offload me so I've felt that I'm not wanted here."

McSheffrey, who was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Manchester United, added: "There have been times when I've felt that I should have been on the pitch in front of certain other players and feel that I should have had more starts than I have done. That shows that I'm not in their plans.

"The manager sat me down and said, 'we're going to listen to offers for you but we haven't got a problem with each other so while you're here I will use you when I need to'.


"So at least I haven't been frozen out, I've been on the bench every week and started a couple of games and everything is fine with me and the manager."

McSheffrey, who joined from Coventry in 2006, had a loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season and admitted: "I'm not sure if I will go this month.

"It depends on who the manager signs and whether anybody is interested in signing me permanently or taking me on loan."

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see also
Blades boss eyes McSheffrey loan
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Forest seal McSheffrey loan deal
05 Mar 09 |  Nottm Forest
McSheffrey on Sky Blues' hit list
13 Nov 08 |  Coventry
Birmingham capture 4m McSheffrey
16 Aug 06 |  Birmingham

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